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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
87,180 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2001 Ford Windstar wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 172011

Windstar LX 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


rear axle rusted might be cracked in half its making a clicking sound in the rear you can feel it on the floor when you hit the brakes , all the brakes are new cant find a problem with the brakes its at the dealer now

- , Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212010

Windstar 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,360 miles

I was fortunate in that I noticed the van handling strangely, as if the rear was hopping to the side over very minor road "bumps", so I turned around & made it the very short distance safely home to find my tires "kicked out" at the bottom as if the rear axle was giving. I looked under to find that it's almost completely split through. This could have been a VERY SERIOUS incident had it broken while going 65 mph on the highway with my children.

- , Northfield, OH, USA

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